Top Kenyan election official resigns, flees country ahead of presidential poll
The official fled to New York but did not identify who was threatening her.
World Food Prize: Africa spends $35bn annually on food imports – Adesina
The AfDB president says Africa is the only region of the world where its proportion of the population that is food insecure is on the increase
Zimbabwean Electoral Commission registers 485,827 for 2018 polls
ZEC is targeting to register seven million voters in the 2018 polls, up from 6.8 million in the 2013 elections.
Somalia in desperate need for blood donations for survivors of truck bombing- Minister
The bombing on Saturday killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others.
Zuma reshuffles cabinet, sacks minister critical of him
He appoints a close ally to oversee nuclear deal.
Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as forex crunch deepens
The produce included tomatoes, onions, carrots, grapes, apples and oranges.
Human Rights Watch, Britain, U.S. criticise election of Congo to UNHRC
Nigeria was also re-elected to the UN agency.
Elections: Amnesty, HRW accuse Kenyan police of killing 33 people
The report brings the nationwide number of killings by police after the August 8 vote to more than 45.
Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 – Official
The death toll could be higher as some people are still missing.
October 26 poll will be illegal if it is held – Odinga
The opposition leaders had withdrawn from the re run during the week
South African court upholds ruling reinstating corruption charges against Zuma
It was also not immediately clear if Mr. Zuma would approach the Constitutional Court.
In suspected protest against U.S. ban, Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram
The troops wee fighting in Niger.
Kenyan police use teargas to disperse opposition protesters
Longtime opposition backed out of a rerun.
Elections will go ahead despite opposition leader’s withdrawal, says Kenyatta
Opposition leader, Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the presidential re run
Egypt court upholds death sentence on eight Muslim Brotherhood members
The Cairo Criminal Court made the decision after receiving the approval of the Grand Mufti.
Plague: Madagascar schools closed as death toll rises to 42
“In the heavily populated capital, Antananarivo, 142 people have been infected.”
South Africa’s net foreign reserves hit $42.651 billion in September
Gross reserves rose to 49.384 billion dollars from 46.921 billion dollars.
Cameroon Army denies claims of 100 killed in weekend protests
Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions on Sunday symbolically declared their “independence” from the rest of the predominantly Francophone country
Rwanda detains President Kagame’s opponent for alleged incitement
Ms. Rwigara,35, is being held alongside her mother and sister.
Zimbabwean journalist held for ‘defaming’ Mugabe’s wife
Zimbabwe is ranked 128 out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders 2017 World Press Freedom Index.